Available Digitally on August 12th
Music by Composer Robin Foster
ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of “Operation Anthropoid,” the code name for the Czechoslovakian operatives’ mission to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich. Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution, was the Reich’s third in command behind Hitler and Himmler and the leader of Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia. The film follows two soldiers from the Czechoslovakian army-in-exile, Josef Gabčík (Cillian Murphy) and Jan Kubiš (Jamie Dornan), who are parachuted into their occupied homeland in December 1941. With limited intelligence and little equipment in a city under lockdown, they must find a way to assassinate Heydrich, an operation that would change the face of Europe forever.
ABOUT ROBIN FOSTER
British composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Robin Foster’s intensely brooding instrumentals bring an intangible but undeniable tension, packed with lush cinematic textures, electronic loops, airy synths and all driven by waves of guitars. Hints of Talk Talk, Sigur Ros, Radiohead, New Order or even The Smiths can be noted as Foster’s music floats back and forth between subtlety and intensity. Other influences include his passion for cinema, film directors such as Michael Mann (Heat, Miami Vice), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), David Lynch, film score composer Ennio Morricone (For a Few Dollars More) amongst others are a huge inspiration to his “cinematic post-rock.”
After the critically acclaimed debut album “Life Is Elsewhere” in 2008 Robin went on to release “Where do we go from here?” at the end of 2011, featuring exciting collaborations with singer Dave Pen (BirdPen and Archive) and Ndidi O. Critics once again heralded the album. Inspired by the natural beauty and isolation of Brittany’s Crozon peninsula (north-western France) and its beaches, Robin wanted his third studio album to pay homage to the remote area where he lives and to its people. ‘PenInsular’, was recorded in Robin’s studio in Camaret, and entirely funded by his growing community of fans. Each track on this purely instrumental album, mixed by Jim Spencer in Manchester (New Order, Oasis, The Vaccines), is named after an area of the peninsula, and often refers to the savage landscape (Pen Had, Pen Hir, Kerloc’h). Robin calls this album, which perfectly captures the essence of this beautiful and isolated coast, his ‘postcard from the edge of the world’. Robin spent the next year touring the album to captivated audiences all over France, Belgium and Germany.
His close collaboration with Oscar nominated British writer/film director Sean Ellis has lead to soundtracks for prestigious global brand names such as Hugo Boss, Kenneth Cole and Cartier. Following the success of his second album Robin turned his attention to penning the soundtrack to Ellis’ third feature film, Metro Manila. The action thriller recently won the highly prestigious Audience World Dramatic award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, USA followed by 3 BIFA wins (including best film and best director), and a BAFTA nomination. Robin’s soundtrack was nominated for the prestigious 2014 World Soundtrack Awards public choice award. Robin is currently working on his 4th as yet untitled studio album as well having just completed the album/duo “We Are Bodies” with Archive frontman Dave Pen. The album was again mixed by Jim Spencer and mastered by Franck Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios, released March 2015 through Membran/Sony.